News for Central Kids Taumarunui

New Teacher | Emma Bennett

Kia ora koutou, My name is Emma Bennett, I am a fully registered and qualified early childhood teacher. In 2014 I completed by Bachelor of Early Childhood Education through the University of Otago. I have just moved up to the … Continue reading

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Mountain Fundraising

On Saturday, 26th August, a small group of teachers (Helen, Annmarie and Kim) along with supporters (Royce & Kevin), Jasper and Vincent (International Students) made their way up to the Whakapapa Ski Fields on Mt. Ruapehu.  After setting up in … Continue reading

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Matariki Celebrations

Wow what an awesome night we had last night at our Matariki Celebration. The vibe was calm and happy and it allowed us all to have a fun and relaxed evening enjoying the yummy soup that had been prepared by … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Today we held a lovely whānau Pink Ribbon Breakfast to support breast cancer awareness and fundraise for on-going research and support. This is a cause that is dear to our team as we all have had experience with a friend, … Continue reading

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Farewell Rochelle

On the 5th April we had a special farewell to 'Whaea Shell' who has been on a teaching practicum exchange with us for the past 12 weeks, while our teacher Lynne worked at Central Kids Paraone, Rochelle's usual workplace. We … Continue reading

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New Teacher Aide | Pauline Mahu

Kia ora, my name is Pauline Mahu. My wonderful partner of 28 years Patrick and I have six children.  We have two daughters and four teenage boys and three lovely mokopuna.  We were fortunate to home school our children, teaching … Continue reading

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Children’s Day

Most of our team helped to set up a stall for the children to make masks at the local Children's Day on Sunday, 5th March. It was a fun opportunity for the children to be creative and let their imaginations … Continue reading

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Playground Upgrade

Yay our playground upgrade is underway.  After a lot of planning, fundraising and waiting the centre now has a lovely new playground plan and we have begun work on the first stage…. removing our old shed and improving the drainage … Continue reading

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Kiwi Puppet Company

This month we welcomed Erin Devlin of the Kiwi Puppet Company.  Erin is a designer and distributor of wonderful New Zealand native bird puppets, and the author of several children's books that are often enjoyed by our children, particularly 'Mr … Continue reading

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Mad Hatters Picnic

What a busy and exciting month we have had.  Our centre staff team were super thrilled that our 'Mad Hatter' team costumes won us first prize of a 50" Sharp television at our organisations 2016 Huihuinga professional development conference:  I … Continue reading

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